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Pages in this section are organised by disability type, with information for persons with

Depending on the disability and other personal and family circumstances, the supports required would differ, so the information presented is simply a guide. For instance, children with intellectual disabilities tend to enrol in special education schools, but those with physical or sensory disabilities tend to adapt well in mainstream schools, which have provisions and support for students with special education needs. But this by no means applies to all children, and caregivers need to weigh their options.

The Life Stages & Transitions section gives an overview of the typical roles and needs associated with each life stage. Having adequate knowledge of what lies ahead can significantly benefit persons with disabilities and their caregivers, as they can better prepare for the future.

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